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Discover the beauty of the Drakensberg, the majestic mountain range that forms the border between South Africa's Kwazulu Natal and the mountain kingdom of Lesotho. This four-day self-drive journey will take you to the Drakensberg's hinterland, a region offering delicious gourmet dining experiences in picturesque surroundings.

Cruise this diverse province at your own pace, stopping in at charming local villages and arts & craft markets along the way. After this short getaway, perfect for romantics or honeymooners, you could add on a Big 5 safari or Indian Ocean holiday either in KwaZulu Natal or further afield - just ask us how.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Discover the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains
  • Enjoy the slow pace of a self-drive holiday
  • Dine on sensational cuisine throughout
  • Go hiking, fishing, birding & horse riding
  • Learn culinary secrets during cooking classes
  • Add on a Big 5 safari or beach holiday

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Set off for the Central Drakensberg

On arrival at Durban Airport, pick up your rental car and make your way to Hartford House, a beautiful old-world manor house renowned for its excellent cuisine. Accommodation is in cottage-style rooms and includes a five-course dinner and nothing less than a three-course breakfast. Exciting activities offered at the lodge include horse riding, nature walks, tennis, spa treatments and trout or bass fishing.
Days 2-3

Enjoy gourmet food at Cleopatra

Take an easy one-hour drive to Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse, situated in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains and adjoining Giants Castle Nature Reserve.

Here trout fishing, horse riding, hiking, bird watching and swimming in clear mountain streams are part all of the charm but what Cleopatra is most famous for is its cuisine. Prepare to indulge in sensational locally-inspired dishes created by award-winning chefs who will share some of their secrets with you during the lodge's cookery classes.

Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse has a charming and cosy atmosphere, and is the ideal base from which to explore Highmoor Dam, the Kamberg Nature Reserve, and the endless scenic trails of the dramatic, looming Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 4

Return to Durban

After breakfast you'll leave the Drakensberg and drive back to Durban Airport where you drop off your hire car and continue your travels.


  • 4 Days car rental
  • 2 nights at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse on a half board basis
  • 1 night at Hartford House on a bed and breakfast basis


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 07 Oct 2014 - 24 Oct 2014 $660
  • 25 Oct 2014 - 11 Nov 2014 $660
  • 12 Nov 2014 - 29 Nov 2014 $670
  • 30 Nov 2014 - 17 Dec 2014 $670

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Enjoy culinary delights at a local food fair as you meander through the majestic Drakensberg mountains."



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